How To Change Preferred Network Type

Last Updated on January 11, 2023 by Bestusefultips

Do you want to change the network mode to Android and Samsung devices? Here’s how to change preferred network type. You can change your phone from 3g to 4g or 4g to 5g using your preferred network mode settings on Samsung Galaxy and other Android devices. Also, set any mode from the different mobile networks on your SIM or carriers like AT&T, T-mobile, Verizon Wireless, etc. Using network operators, you can search for different types of networks automatically or manually select networks. Is it possible to make your 2G speed faster? You are choosing network modes from 3G/LTE/5G on your latest Android phone or tablet to get higher internet speed on your phone and quickly search online.

Read More: How to Use Smart Network Switch on Samsung

How To Change Phone 3G to 4G on Android Phone

Apply the below-given methods to change the Network mode on your Android and Samsung devices.

Change Preferred Network Type on Android 13, Android 12, and Android 11

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Tap Network & internet.

How To Change Phone 3G to 4G on Android Phone

Step 3: Tap your SIMs or Carrier name.

How To Change Preferred Network Type

Step 4: Scroll down and tap Preferred network type.

Change Preferred Network Type on Android 13, Android 12

Step 5: Choose from LTE/3G.

Change Preferred Network Type Samsung Galaxy (S22 Plus One UI 5.0)

Change Preferred Network Type Samsung Galaxy

Settings > Connections > Mobile networks > Network Mode > Choose 5G/LTE/3G/2G

Enable Automatically Select Network Stock Android (Pixels)

Automatically Select Network on Android Phone

Settings > Network & internet > SIMs > Toggle on the Automatically select network in the network section

Preferred Network Type Verizon

For Pixels: Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network > Preferred Network Type > Global/LTE or CDMA/LTE or GSM or UTMS

For Motorola: Apps > Settings > More > Cellular networks > Preferred network type > Global/LTE or CDMA/LTE or GSM or UTMS

Automatically Turn on Verizon Preferred Network Type

Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network > Preferred Network Type > Advanced > Automatically select network switch

Preferred Network Mode for AT&T

To check the network mode, dial *#*#4636#*#* > Phone info > Set preferred network type > Choose a Preferred network type

What does T Mobile Edge Mean?

T mobile edge meaning 2G network – enhanced data rates for Global (GSM) Evolution. Currently, this is old mobile data network mode. It will transfer data on GSM networks quickly. You can use 5G internet speed data on your Smartphone, that have much faster than the older 3G and 4G networks.

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Change Network Mode Android 8 (Oreo), 9 (Pie), and 10

You can switch from 2G to 3G, 4G LTE preferred network on Android devices using the below-given network and internet settings.

Step 1: Open the app drawer and tap Settings app.

Step 2: Tap Network & internet.

Step 3: Tap Mobile Network.

Step 4: Scroll down up to the end and tap Advanced.

Step 5: Tap Preferred network type.

Step 6: Choose 2G/3G/4G LTE (Recommended).

How to Manually Network Selection Android 5.1.2 (Lollipop), 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Step 1: Tap on Apps on your Android device.

Step 2: Open the Settings app on your Android or tablet device.

Tap on mobile network under settings

Step 3: Scroll down to the connection section and tap on the Mobile network.

Most of the latest Android smartphones have One SIM card and 1 eSIM facility available.

Tap on network mode on android phone

Step 4: Tap on Network mode SIM 1 for SIM 1 card or Network mode SIM 2 for SIM 2.

By default, set the network mode as your card type, such as WCDMA/GSM/LTE.

How to change network mode android lollipop

Step 5: Choose from the given network mode options list.

That’s it. Switching network mode from 3G to 4G on Android phones is easy.

Change 2G to 3G (4G) in Huawei

Settings > More > Mobile networks > Preferred network mode or Network preferences > Choose 3G/4G

Change 2G to 3G (4G) in LG

Settings > Network & internet > Mobile networks > Network mode > Choose GSM/WCDMA Auto to enable 3G or Choose GSM/WCDMA/LTE Auto to enable 4G

Did you find the above process to change the network mode of Android devices helpful? Connect with us for the latest Android tips or updates. Please let me know if you face any problems in the comment box below. It would be a pleasure to help you.

FAQs:

How do I Know if my Phone is 4G?

You can check if your phone is 3G, 4G (LTE), or 5G supported using network mode settings. In your Android device, go to Settings > Connections > Mobile networks > Network Mode > Choose 5G/LTE/3G/2G. If you don’t view 5G or 4G (LTE), your device doesn’t support that network mode.

What Does LTE Mean on a Phone?

LTE is a middle network between 3G and 4G, so its performance is slightly down compared to the 4G network. Using a 4G network, you can search the internet faster than with an LTE connection.

What Does E mean on my Phone?

When your phone shows E instead of 4G/3G your mobile phone, it means EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution), also called 2G GSM network. 2G data speed is very slow compared to 3G or 4G networks. Several devices support 5G also.

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  1. I have not been helped at all. Maybe i have the oldest version of samung

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